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10,000 lbs of local produce
to Gateway City food banks
According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 Massachusetts children is food insecure. This is approximately 187,290 children that don't reliably have enough food to eat. We believe that hungry children and families should have greater access to fresh produce, which is critical to their overall health. 
 
In 2020, our goal is to donate $10,000 (~10,000 lbs*) of farm fresh produce to our Gateway city food bank partners, at absolutely no cost to them.
Our current farm partners are committed to achieving this benchmark. They have pledged to donate 20% of the produce needed to fulfill our 2020 donation target.
 
*Please note that produce weight is ultimately dependent on the types of vegetables donated and as such the weight estimate may vary.
 
100 farm shares for underserved families & individuals
Food insecure families experience difficulty accessing healthy foods and CSAs due to budget and transportation constraints. Farm to Family provides city families with direct access to fresh produce via a weekly “share” from a local farm.
 
In 2020, our goal is to provide 100 farm shares, with priority given to underserved Gateway city individuals and families, at absolutely no cost to them.
10 farm employment opportunities for underserved youth
Farm to Future offers agricultural employment opportunities, with priority given to underserved Gateway city youth and veterans, at our partner farms. Positions teach skills in growing, harvesting, and the marketing and sales of produce by way of retail farm stands, Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) programs, farmer’s markets and mobile markets. Employees contribute to the Farm to Food Bank and Farm to Family programs, outlined below. Through this experience, individuals gain a comprehensive understanding of sustainable agriculture and our local food system. The leadership and workforce skills they build will translate to any career path that they may choose to follow. 
 
In 2020, we aim to employee 10 individuals at our partner farms.